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Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GLOBE TROTTING -

Cryptic clues

ACROSS

1. Cur­rent med­i­cal changes

en­thu­si­as­ti­cally wel­comed (9) 8. Tank tax (3) 9. Mur­der dou­ble idiot with one neat

twist (11) 11. Let ribs show tem­per (7) 12. Hood could be put on this bird

(5) 13. Be­quest for ex­am­ple in clay

mix­ture (6) 15. Trans­fix mis­chievous child with

beer (6) 17. Pig­head­edly press for re­moval of

un­de­sir­ables (5) 18. Sack dun­der­head - is spin­ster (7) 20. Un­ravel lead­ing nets (11) 22. Hen­pecked hus­band’s sta­ble

in­mate? (3) 23. Maker-up of medicine pressed in

prepa­ra­tion (9)

DOWN

2. Is­land let­tuce (3) 3. Use­ful qual­ity of seats (5) 4. Wild about aw­ful lie sent by post

(6) 5. Rag maid about draw­ing (7) 6. Ar­ro­gant through be­ing too

pro­duc­tive? (11) 7. Sever­ity never seen up front? (9) 10. Open­ing span to change course

of card game? (5,6) 11. Writ­ing in­stru­ment could make

plain blot (9) 14. Put in the fold? (7) 16. Who’s a hand­some young man?

A univer­sity teacher (6) 19. Point reached in act­ing ca­reer?

(5) 21. Don’t stand for false­hood (3)

Quick clues

ACROSS

1. Thawed (9) 8. Pi­geon cry (3) 9. Fore­fa­ther (11) 11. Un­for­tu­nate (7) 12. Lover (5) 13. Ex­pert (6) 15. Mild (6) 17. In­fant (5) 18. Re­la­tion­ship (7) 20. Bar­bar­ian (11) 22. Ti­tle (3) 23. Re­demp­tion (9)

DOWN

2. Stray (3) 3. Fat (5) 4. Belief (6) 5. Merit (7) 6. Very tasty (11) 7. Drowsy (9) 10. Cost (11) 11. Cant (9) 14. Point­ers (7) 16. Kow­tow (6) 19. Dance (5) 21. Self (3)

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